Vopak scales up biofuel bunkering capacity at Singapore

Global storage operator Vopak has commissioned 40,000 cubic meters of capacity at its Sebarok terminal for blending of biofuels into marine fuels.

The Sebarok terminal has a capacity of 1,339,579 cbm, 83 number of tanks and 9 berths for vessels. The terminal is located close to Singapore’s eastern anchorage, where a large part of bunkering activity takes place. 

In a statement issued yesterday, Vopak added that the existing pipeline system has also been converted to a dedicated biofuel blending service.

Vopak has conducted a range of biofuel trials over the past few years and the company said that the new capacity at the terminal is ‘underpinned by customer commitment’.

Rob Boudestijn, president of Business Unit Singapore, said: “Our vision for Sebarok terminal is to be a sustainable multi-fuels hub to strengthen Singapore’s position as the top bunkering hub. As a storage and critical infrastructure services provider, this development can facilitate the entry of more biofuels companies to diversify the supply chain for marine biofuels and accelerate the decarbonisation of the shipping industry.”